Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/259

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-112 (34) TEACHER. —The term "teacher" means any person employed as a teacher by the Board of Education or by a public charter school. SEC. 2003. GENERAL EFFECTIVE DATE. Except as otherwise provided in this title, this title shall be effective during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending 5 years after such date. Subtitle A—District of Columbia Reform Plan SEC. 2101. LONG-TERM REFORM PLAN. (a) IN GENERAL. — (1) PLAN. —The Superintendent, with the approval of the Board of Education, shall submit to the Mayor, the District of Columbia Council, the Authority, the Consensus Commission, and the appropriate congressional committees, a long-term reform plan, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and each February 15 thereafter. The long-term reform plan shall be consistent with the financial plan and budget for the District of Columbia for fiscal year 1996, and each financial plan and budget for a subsequent fiscal year, as the case may be, required under section 201 of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995. (2) CONSULTATION. — (A) IN GENERAL.—In developing the long-term reform plan, the Superintendent— (i) shall consult with the Board of Education, the Mayor, the District of Columbia Council, the Authority, and the Consensus Commission; and (ii) shall afford the public, interested organizations, and groups an opportunity to present their views and make recommendations regarding the long-term reform plan. (B) SuMMi\RY OF RECOMMENDATIONS.— The Superintendent shall include in the long-term plan a summary of the recommendations made under subparagraph (A)(ii) and the response of the Superintendent to the recommendations. (b) CONTENTS. — (1) AREAS TO BE ADDRESSED. —The long-term reform plan shall describe how the District of Columbia public schools will become a world-class education system that prepares students for lifetime learning in the 21st century and which is on a par with the best education systems of other cities. States, and nations. The long-term reform plan shall include a description of how the District of Columbia public schools will accomplish the following: (A) Achievement at nationally and internationaly competitive levels by students attending District of Columbia public schools. (B) The preparation of students for the workforce, including— (i) providing special emphasis for students planning to obtain a postsecondary education; and (ii) the development of individual career paths.